In this film feature series, we’ll be discussing one of the most thought-provoking documentaries of 2013, Watermark. The film has been making waves and garnering praise at award shows and in the media; even lauded as New York Times’ Critics’ Pick.
Watermark, a feature documentary directed by Canadian filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, is a stunning tale of 20 diverse stories from 10 different countries surrounding one common topic: water.
This film walks to all edges of the globe to examine closely our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. From the massive floating abalone farms off China’s Fujian coast, to the barren desert delta where the Colorado River no longer reaches the ocean, viewers will witness how deeply affected humans really are by the resource.
Shot in stunning 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, this Best Canadian Documentary shows water as a terraforming force of nature, while highlighting the growing need for us to be more conscious with our use of it before it’s too late.
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